The Mandate’s Distribution In Post-Communist Countries Of Europe On Examples Of Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia And Macedonia Cover Image

Расподела мандата у европским посткомунистичким земљама на примерима Пољске, Бугарске, Хрватске и Македоније
The Mandate’s Distribution In Post-Communist Countries Of Europe On Examples Of Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia And Macedonia

Author(s): Miloš Stanić
Subject(s): Electoral systems, Post-Communist Transformation, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: the electoral systems; the way of the distribution of parliamentary mandates; proportional election systems; mayority election systems; the type of lists;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper will be presented the mandate’s distribution system in Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia, after the parliamentary elections. The mandate’s distribution system is the way of converting votes into member of parliament seats, after the completion of voting. This phase of the election can be accomplished in a different ways, and that’s why this issue is very interesting to be researched. The author has selected four countries in Europe, which are all ex-communist countries. This choice is quite logic, because our country, Serbia, was part of same system. In the past two decades, the electoral system in Poland has been frequent changed. Bulgaria, Serbia’s neighbour, is a EU member state, and has almost the same population, as our country. Croatia and Macedonia have been selected as members of the former Yugoslav federation. The aim of this paper is to bring some general conclusions, after the examination of legal solutions in these countries, in accordance with these solutions. The author wants to provide a modest contribution to the knowledge of this subject in our country, and abroad. This knowledge could in the future gain an importance, if at one time in the future it comes to the reform of the Serbian electoral system.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 311-325
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian